Allograft Procurement Innovation

Our Mission
ALLOCAT is designed and built for improving the effectiveness of allograft distribution through the disciplined use of information management practices and modern technologies.

Allograft Online (AO) improves efficiency of the allograft industry’s procurement processes by using modern online technology. Improved efficiency saves time and money.

AO makes this possible by creating a common "catalog-base" for all tissue banks, adhering to established allograft terminology standards, and constructing web-based tools for sales support, allograft searches, product inquiries, purchase orders, product fulfillment tracking, and tissue bank inventory updates. Each function can stand alone, but AO’s coherent organization of these individual processes results in a startling improvement in procurement effectiveness.

Additionally, AO encourages product quality in manufacturing and distribution by insisting that all allograft products listed be manufactured and distributed under the standards promulgated by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).

We see no better way to honor the donor than to seek fair compensation for proven quality. We call our solution "ALLOCAT" for Allograft Catalog.

Current State of Allograft Procurement

Every tissue bank publishes a catalog of their products.

The specification of the products is often incomplete causing back and forth communication with the purchaser.

Sales professionals, working as intermediaries, are often needed to find the correct product for a patient thus adding to expenses and time delays.

Once a product is found the buyer still has to get pricing information before a purchase order can created.
Future State of Allograft Procurement

Allograft Online LLC is the custodian of a comprehensive catalog of all allograft products available in the US. This is the core of ALLOCAT.

Tissue banks use ALLOCAT to easily identify products that they wish sell and manage publishing pricing information.

Surgeons and clinical support personnel use the ALLOCAT search product to find the family of the allografts they need. ALLOCAT search provides a channel of communication between the relevant tissue bank contact and the surgeon/clinical staff for additional product information and clarifications. No more phone calls. No more paper.

With questions resolved, including pricing, tissue banks send their quotes to the surgeon or purchasing agent though ALLOCAT. The purchaser may then issue a purchase order referencing the ALLOCAT documentation or generate a purchase order in ALLOCAT referencing the hospital/clinic and PO number. ALLOCAT is responsive to the practices of each organization.

Current Allograft Market Limitations

Purchasing allografts is cumbersome. It requires mastery of 1980s technology: faxes, physical purchase orders, long term contracts, as well as physical and PDF catalogs. There are over 200 allograft products and significant variations can exist for each type, making price comparisons challenging if not impossible. Furthermore, many tissue banks “outsource” their distribution function to intermediaries who have been known to charge significant margins for the sale of allografts.

In the United States, there are roughly 45,000 medical professionals whose livelihoods rely on this burdensome procurement system that is both extremely inefficient and expensive. In today’s world business practices have improved due to the availability of web-based technology and it is surprising the allograft market has not taken steps in this direction...until now.

The AlloCAT Solution

ALLOCAT saves clinicians and purchasers time by creating a custom product search engine. Virtual catalogs from over 20 tissue banks can be searched for any desired allograft product. All allografts matching the requested search are displayed by ALLOCAT, along with product details, product cost (if provided), and information on the tissue banks. Thus ALLOCAT provides clinicians the ability to quickly select the ideal allograft and obtain comparative pricing.

ALLOCAT may best be thought of as a service framework designed to be market responsive, organizationally stable and reflective of all stakeholders’ interests. Our service framework has the following elements:

  • Stakeholders

  • Donor and donor families
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Tissue banks
  • ALLOCAT back office administration
  • Technology and Operations

  • Microsoft and compatible technology
  • Microsoft Azure cloud operations for software platform support
  • Customer service policies and procedures
  • Executive management
  • Service contracts
  • User focus groups
  • Services

  • Product searches
  • Product displays
  • Request for quotes and information
  • Tissue bank quotes and information
  • Purchase requests
  • Purchase orders
  • Purchase notifications
  • Purchase order confirmations

ALLOCAT Benefits

Offering and Finding Products
Request for Quotes and Information
Purchase Orders and Sales Tracking
Marketing and Other Cost Savings
Convenience and Simplicity
Benefits to Tissue Banks Benefits to Hospitals/Clinics
Products are made available online to all interested hospitals and clinics, nationwide. Product descriptions can be conveniently updated at any time. Easy online searches for specific products offered by multiple tissue banks. No need to struggle with individual tissue bank catalogs any longer.
Provides quick, convenient, and consistent means to respond to requests for quotes/information from hospitals and clinics. Any "back and forth" communication with hospitals/clinics is easily managed and documented. Our built-in "Request for Quote" process includes date needed, clinical questions, quantity needed and pricing. RFQs can be sent to multiple tissue banks to obtain competitive price quotes.
Purchase orders are easily tracked, organized and managed. Purchase notifications provide an immediate heads-up that purchase orders are on their way. Purchase orders or purchase notifications are easily created and submitted. No further need to learn every tissue bank’s unique purchasing and sales tracking systems.
Tissue banks tend to serve regional markets that sell through a limited number of sales professionals and retail stores. With ALLOCAT, sales to any hospital and clinic in the U.S. become direct, practical, easy and less costly. Increased exposure and market penetration should result in increased sales and profits. Hospital/clinic savings result from the reduced costs of the ALLOCAT purchasing process, coupled with the ability to pay lower prices for products because of competitive pricing among tissue banks.
ALLOCAT runs on the Microsoft Cloud so all you need is a browser and the link. There is no technical installation and it contains no HIPAA information. It is tidy, requiring little, if any, paperwork. ALLOCAT is convenient for hospitals, clinics, dental offices and tissue banks of all sizes and locations. Best of all, it is free for unlimited use by hospitals/clinics. A minimal transaction fee is charged to tissue banks.

Offering and Finding Products

Benefits to Tissue Banks Benefits to Hospitals/Clinics
Products are made available online to all interested hospitals and clinics, nationwide. Product descriptions can be conveniently updated at any time. Easy online searches for specific products offered by multiple tissue banks. No need to struggle with individual tissue bank catalogs any longer.

Request for Quotes and Information

Benefits to Tissue Banks Benefits to Hospitals/Clinics
Quick, convenient and consistent means to respond to requests for quotes/information from hospitals and clinics. Any "back and forth" communication with hospitals/clinics is easily managed and documented. Our built-in "Request for Quote" process includes date needed, clinical questions, quantity needed and pricing. RFQs can be sent to multiple tissue banks to obtain competitive price quotes.

Purchase Orders and Sales Tracking

Benefits to Tissue Banks Benefits to Hospitals/Clinics
Received purchase orders are easily tracked, organized and managed. Received purchase notifications provide immediate heads-up that purchase orders are on their way. Purchase orders or purchase notifications are easily created and submitted. No further need to learn every tissue bank’s unique purchasing and sales tracking systems.

Marketing and Other Cost Savings

Benefits to Tissue Banks Benefits to Hospitals/Clinics
Tissue banks tend to serve regional markets that sell through a limited number of sales professionals and retail stores. With ALLOCAT, sales to any hospital and clinic in the U.S. become direct, practical, easy and less costly. Increased exposure and market penetration should result in increased sales and profits. Hospital/clinic savings result from the reduced costs of the ALLOCAT purchasing process, coupled with the ability to pay lower prices for products because of competitive pricing among tissue banks.

Convenience and Simplicity

ALLOCAT runs on the Microsoft Cloud so all you need is a browser and the link. There is no technical installation and it contains no HIPAA information. It is tidy, requiring little, if any, paperwork. ALLOCAT is convenient for hospitals, clinics, dental offices and tissue banks of all sizes and locations. Best of all, it is free for unlimited use by hospitals/clinics. A minimal transaction fee is charged to tissue banks.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest.
Please let us know if you have any questions or comments about ALLOCAT. We look forward to hearing from you. support@allocat.net